Palo Alto, Calif.--Aug. 27, 1997--Hewlett-Packard Co. (Palo Alto, Calif.) and Siemens Nixdorf (Paderborn, Germany) announced that HP OpenView resource- and performance-management offerings now support the Reliant Unix operating system (formerly known as SINIX) from Siemens Nixdorf. Users now can manage Siemens Nixdorf systems in mission-critical environments with an integrated and centralized resource- and performance-management solution.
The new HP OpenView solution is based on a new HP OpenView MeasureWare agent for the Siemens Nixdorf Reliant Unix operating system. The agent complements HP MeasureWare's existing strong support for Unix system and Microsoft Windows NT-based environments and provides customers with one solution for managing their open, heterogeneous enterprises.
The new HP MeasureWare agent includes data source integration (DSI) technology, which allows users to collect data on any customized metric, including business metrics. In supporting the de-facto standard application response measurement (ARM) application programming interface (API), the new HP MeasureWare agent also can measure and manage end-to-end application response time.
The HP MeasureWare agent provides primary data to the HP OpenView PerfView suite of tools for more in-depth performance-management capabilities. This provides customers with a solution for managing heterogeneous environments from a central Unix system or Windows NT console. Users can perform essential performance-management tasks, including central monitoring and alarming, performance analysis with drill-down diagnostics, forecasting, capacity planning, and IT cost accounting/chargeback.
HP currently provides Reliant Unix system agents for a variety of HP OpenView solutions, and Siemens Nixdorf offers a version of HP OpenView Network Node Manager for RM Servers as part of its TransView product family. HP MeasureWare on Reliant Unix expands this existing partnership into the area of resource and performance management.
The new HP OpenView MeasureWare agent for Siemens Nixdorf Reliant Unix 5.42 and 5.43 is expected to begin shipping in the United States and Europe this month.
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